A pseudo-pentagonal kernel is the central unit in the new quaternary intermetallic phase Li10Mg6Zn31Al3 (see structure). This unit can form the basis for decagonal and, possibly, icosahedral quasicrystals. The synthesis, crystal structure, and bonding of Li10Mg6Zn31Al3 are discussed in detail.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - 17 Dec 2001|
- Electronic structure
- Intermetallic phases
- Solid-state structures